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- Directions for individual questionsEach question has a sentence that uses an idiom or phrase. You need to identify the apt meaning of the idiom/phrase from the given options.
Idioms and Phrases: Test-29
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Ramesh takes after his father.
Question 1 Explanation:
The phrase ‘Takes after’ means: To Resemble in looks, mannerisms or personality. For example: Daughters often take after their mothers.
We shouldn't look down upon the wretched of the earth.
Be indifferent to
Regard with contempt
Question 2 Explanation:
The idiom ‘To Look down upon’ means: To assume that you are better than somebody, underestimate other person and to regard them with contempt. To think we are higher than somebody else. For example: He looked down upon his relatives who lived in village
The sweeping statement by the boss left the conscientious workers disgusted.
Question 3 Explanation:
The word ‘Sweeping’ means: Too vague or general; Made in the passing, which doesn’t induce to think much. For example: The remark, made in passing, didn’t mean much.
The story does not hold water.
Does not deserve appreciation
Does not fulfill the requirements
Cannot be believed
Cannot be valued
Question 4 Explanation:
The Idiom ‘Does not hold water’ means: Not being plausible enough or not fulfilling requirements For example: I will decide if the story holds water, the judge told the lawyer.
To move heaven and earth
To go beyond one’s means
To try everything possible
To pray to all Gods
To travel to space
Question 5 Explanation:
The idiom ‘To move heaven and earth’ means: To take lot of efforts and try everything in one’s power. For example: The mother of lost child moved heaven and earth to find her daughter and finally succeeded.
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